Members of the Movement for Better Ghana (MBG) on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful demonstration in Kumasi to demand the immediate investigation of what they call “misappropriation of funds” by the Kufuor Administration.
The demonstration dubbed: “Hwehwe mu ma yen President,” was aimed at putting pressure on the government to take action and prosecute alleged stealing of state funds by officials of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for personal use.
The demonstrators who wore red arm and head bands, urged President John Evans Atta Mills to urgently investigate the whereabouts of levies collected by the NPP government to pay the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) debts.
Mostly sympathisers of the ruling National Democratic Congress, they started the demonstration from the Centre for National Culture and marched through some principal streets of Kumasi and later converged at the Jubilee Park, where they were addressed by their leaders.
They carried placards some of which read; “petrol hikes, Na who causam”, NPP collapsed TOR”, “One man one vote in Kumasi in 2012”, “where is the GH¢600 million”, “Hwehwe mu ma yen President”, “NPP banza”, “NPP is corrupt” and “the law must be applied”.
Mr Aubrey Mends, Chairman of MBG accused the NPP government of defrauding Ghanaians and asked the government to take steps to retrieve the monies which he said were stolen by the former officials.
He claimed that the NPP Administration diverted levies meant for the TOR debt to undertake political campaign in 2008.
He said the recent petrol hikes was the result of the refusal of the NPP government to pay the levies, resulting in huge debts hanging on the neck of TOR.
Mr Fredrick Antwi who described himself as the parliamentary candidate of the Convention Peoples Party for Suame constituency in Election 2008 stressed the need for government to sanction people who had misapplied money.